Town of Canterbury CT

Town of Canterbury
1 Municipal Drive
Canterbury CT 06331

Selectman's Blog

March 23, 2020
Governor Lamont's "Stay Safe, Stay Home" Initiative

1. Effective at 8PM, Monday, March 23, all non-essential businesses statewide should close;

2. Non-essential public community gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason should be canceled (e.g. parties, celebrations, or other social events) are canceled or postponed at this time;

3. If you must leave your home, do not travel in groups-groups must be limited to workers providing essential services;

4. Everyone should keep at least six feet away from each other whenever possible;

5. Businesses and entities that provide other essential services should implement rules that help facilitate social distancing of at lease six feet;

6. Indviduals shoud limit outdoor recreational activities to non-contact and avoid actvities where they come in close contact with other people;

7. Individuals should limit use of public transportation to when absolutely necessary and should limit potential exposure by spacing out at least six feet from each other riders;

8. Sick individuals should not leave their home except to fill critical needs or to receive medical care, and only after a telehealth visit to determine if leaving the home is in the best interest of their health;

9. Young people should also practice social distancing and avoid contact with other vulnerable populations; and 

10. Use precautionary sanitizer practices such as using soap and water, hand sanitizer, or isopropyl alcohol wipes. Washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds works best.





March 23, 2020
A Message From Charter Communications Regarding COVID-19


 In the coming weeks, many Americans will be affected either directly or indirectly by COVID-19 and Charter is focused on serving and supporting our 29 million customers. Americans rely on high speed broadband in nearly every aspect of their lives and Charter is committed to ensuring our customers maintain reliable access to the online resources and information they want and need. To ease the strain in this challenging time, beginning Monday, March 16, Charter commits to the following for 60 days:


  • Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
  • Charter will partner with school districts to ensure local communities are aware of these tools to help students learn remotely. Charter will continue to offer Spectrum Internet Assist, high speed broadband program to eligible low-income households delivering speeds of 30 Mbps.
  • Charter will open its Wi-Fi hotspots across our footprint for public use.
  • Spectrum does not have data caps or hidden fees.


March 19, 2020
YouTube Channel

We have a new YouTube channel for live streaming Board and Commission meetings held at the municipal building. The name of the channel is Canterbury Connecticut.

March 16, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and working in conjuction with the Canterbury Public Schools, and with guidance from our regional Department of Health and Region 4 Emergency Management, effective Monday, March 16, 2020, the library will be closed to the public. Library personnel will be expected to work their assigned hours during this closure. The Town Hall will remain open, and we encourage residents to conduct business through remote means. 

Town employees are encouraged to exercise precautions, hand washing, etc., as detailed by the CDC. 

Operations will be assessed on a regular basis and any modifications will be communicated.  

March 04, 2020
Coronavirus Prevention


In an effort to protect our community from a potential outbreak of the coronavirus, the Town of Canterbury is canceling all of its activities which are scheduled to be held at the MUNICIPAL BUILDING beginning Monday March 9, 2020. These restrictions will be reevaluated regularly, and when we feel it is safe to resume regular activity at the municipal building, we will notify the public via the Town of Canterbury website, the Town of Canterbury Facebook page and with written notices posted at the municipal building.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.

Selectman’s Office 860-546-9693

Information Office 860-546-8135

Public Library 860-546-9022


February 27, 2020

Sealed bids for the Town of Canterbury Bridge No. 04424: Miller Goodwin Connector at Little River Project will be received at the Office of the Canterbury First Selectman, 1 Municipal Drive, Canterbury, CT 06331 until 12:00 A.M., on March 25, 2020 prevailing time, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.  All bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope bearing the bidder's name and bid name.

 The Contract consists of lead paint abatement, repairs to steel beams and new paint on an existing bridge within the Town of Canterbury.

 Bid documents are available digitally only and can be found on the Town of Canterbury website: Neither the Owner nor Engineer will be responsible for full or partial sets of Bid Documents obtained from any other source.

 Bid surety in the form of a certified check or bid bond in the amount of five percent 5% of this bid is required.  The successful bidder shall also furnish a 100% Performance Bond and Payment Bond. 

 The Town reserves the right to reject any or all bids, in whole or in part, to award any item, group of items, or total bid, and to waive any informality in the bids received if it deems it to be in the best interest of the Town to do so.

 No Bidder may withdraw their bid within 60 days after the actual date of bid opening thereof.  Should there be reason why the contract cannot be awarded within the specific period, this time may be extended by mutual agreement between the Town and the designated, qualified low Bidder.

 The Town is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.


                                                                                                TOWN OF CANTERBURY

December 22, 2016
Canterbury Town Hall Offices - Hours of Operations

Please be advised that the hours of operations for the Canterbury Town Hall Offices will change effective January 1, 2017.  The Hours of Operation will be as follows:

Monday thru Wednesday:  9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Thursday:  9:00 AM to 6:30 PM

Friday:  CLOSED


Canterbury Town Hall Office Hours:
Monday – Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM, Friday: CLOSED